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ECA practice: Emily Dickinson poem Literary Comprehension and Analysis
Musicians Wrestle Everywhere! by Emily Dickinson MUSICIANS wrestle everywhere: All day, among the crowded air, I hear the silver strife; And waking long before the dawn Such transport breaks upon the town I think it that new life! It is not bird, it has no nest; Nor band, in brass and scarlet dressed, Nor tambourine, nor man; It is not hymn from pulpit read, The morning stars the treble led On times first afternoon! Some say it is the spheres at play! Some say that bright majority Of vanished dames and men! Some think it service in the place Where we, with late, celestial place, Please God, shall ascertain!
1)Which word BEST describes the speakers tone in the poem? A) admiring B) calm C) confused D) shocked
2) The phrase silver strife in line 2 is an example of which literary device? A) alliteration B) hyperbole C) imagery D) personification
3) Which figurative language device is used throughout lines 6-12? I think it that new life / It is not bird, it has no nest; / Nor band, in brass and scarlet dressed, / Nor tambourine, nor man; / It is not hymn from pulpit read, / The morning stars the treble led / On times first afternoon! A) satire B) simile C) metaphor D) extended metaphor
4) What is the topic explored by the speaker? A) the identity of the musicians B) the conflicts of the musicians C) if God is pleased with the musicians D) the reason the musicians are so active
It is not hymn from pulpit read. 5) What stylistic device is being used? A) alliteration B) assonance C) inversion D) symbolism